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Genetic and species diversity of crops, trees, livestock, fish, pollinators, microbes etc etc
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The economics of agrobiodiversity conservation for food security under climate change

Research for Development The economics of agrobiodiversity conservation for food security under climate change (RT @DFID_Research: The economics of agrobiodiversity conservation for food security under climate change
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Livestock: Cure or curse?

Livestock: Cure or curse? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A little-known forage grass could turn livestock from climate’s black sheep to a holy cow (RT @resilienceSci: CIAT on using African grass brachiaria for greener meat production in agro-silvo-pastoral systems - http://t.co/c8RyFQVb...)...
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Bioversity research paper: A risk-minimizing argument for traditional crop varietal diversity use to reduce pest and disease damage in agricultural ecosystems of Ug...

Bioversity research paper:  A risk-minimizing argument for traditional crop varietal diversity use to reduce pest and disease damage in agricultural ecosystems of Ug... | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it

Much of the worlds’ annual harvest loss to pests and diseases occurs as a consequence of crops grown in monocultures, or cultivated varieties with uniform resistance. This uniform resistance is met by the continuing evolution of new races of pests and pathogens that are able to overcome resistance genes introduced by modern breeding, creating the phenomenon of boom and bust cycles. One of the few assets available to small-scale farmers in developing countries to reduce pests and diseases damage is their local crop varietal diversity, together with the knowledge to manage and deploy this diversity appropriately.  Read the full paper:


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Inducing multi-level institutional change through participatory plant breeding in southwest China

RT @WageningenINT: J (Jingsong) Li: Inducing multi-level institutional change through participatory plant breeding in southwest China: http://t.co/0oqu7vZv...
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Tomato expert’s field notes go online

Tomato expert’s field notes go online | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
We have blogged before about the C.M. Rick Tomato Genetic Resources Center at UC Davis and their tomato germplasm database. Now, via Dr Roger Chetelat, the director, we hear of a major addition to the data they make available.
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Top 10 new species of 2011 named by conservation group

Top 10 new species of 2011 named by conservation group | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Top 10 lists are standard fodder for media: the 10 best dressed, the 10 best-looking, the 10 most wanted, etc. But the International Institute for Species Exploration, headquartered at Arizona State University, has a new take on such lists.
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CGIAR call to action featured in BBC

CGIAR call to action featured in BBC | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Bioversity International is part of the CGIAR call to action for Rio+20, calling for food security and sustainable agriculture to be at the top of the conference agenda. Bioversity is a member of the CGIAR.
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Abreha Atsbeha – a community restores a landscape

Abreha Atsbeha – a community restores a landscape | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @LizRinaudo1: A committed community restores a landscape in northern Ethiopia instead of relocating.
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DEFRA project launch: helping coffee farmers conserve biodiversity in Guatemala

DEFRA project launch: helping coffee farmers conserve biodiversity in Guatemala | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Speech by David McNaught, Chargé d'Affaires, British Embassy Guatemala City: 22 May 2012 (RT @NRInstitute: "This project will help conserve forests in Guatemala and strengthen the productive capacity of coffee.." @Darwin_Defra
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Blogging your way out of anonymity

Blogging your way out of anonymity | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it


There are some notable exceptions, but most scientists only exploit one way to share their research results: they publish a paper in a scientific journal.

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Juicy and Sweet - A Day Trip to Thailand's Everlasting Fruit Buffet!

Juicy and Sweet - A Day Trip to Thailand's Everlasting Fruit Buffet! | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Suan Supatra Land is an epic fruit lover's paradise where you can devour the fresh fruit buffet straight from the trees!
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Will agriculture make it at Rio+20?

Will agriculture make it at Rio+20? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
“Sustainable Development Goals” may supplant “Millennium Development Goals”, and agriculture will be a key part of achieving them (RT @farmingfirst: RT @AlertNet: Will agriculture make it at Rio+20?
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Still a few bugs in the system: Flour to the people!

Still a few bugs in the system: Flour to the people! | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
RT @geneticmaize: Nice summary of GM wheat trials by @MaybugJules, a young scientist at Rothamsted http://t.co/gBMro7uR #takeflourback #dontdestroyresearch...
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Apocalypse Soon: Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return?

Apocalypse Soon: Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Although there is an urban legend that the world will end this year based on a misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar, some researchers think a 40-year-old computer program that predicts a collapse of socioeconomic order and massive drop in human...

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'La agricultura ecológica es una necesidad, no una moda'

'La agricultura ecológica es una necesidad, no una moda' | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
El concepto que tiene de comer sano va más allá de su propia salud.
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Rural youth today, farmers tomorrow?

RT @IIED: Being part of a #co-operative stimulates farmers - "you don't feel you're on your own" someone says #Provocations6 live http://t.co/kb7nVHmJ...
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Modern dog breeds genetically disconnected from ancient ancestors

Modern dog breeds genetically disconnected from ancient ancestors | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Cross-breeding of dogs over thousands of years has made it extremely difficult to trace the ancient genetic roots of today's pets, according to a new study led by Durham University.
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There's nothing black or white about organic agriculture

RT @RodaleInstitute: 50 Shades of Farming...
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Using traditional crop varietal diversity to reduce pest & disease ...

Using traditional crop varietal diversity to reduce pest & disease ... | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The Agrobiodiversity Grapevine. Providing readers with information resources about PGR, agrobiodiversity, conservation and livelihoods. About. Posted by: Bioversity Library | May 23, 2012 ...
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Science communication: the use of blogs?

Science communication: the use of blogs? | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
This morning I had an interesting meeting with a colleague to discuss a new module on Science Communication.
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Our Native Prairies - A Story of Grass

Our Native Prairies - A Story of Grass | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Going Native means learning more about our native ecosystems.
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Hey, Mr. Banana Man

Hey, Mr. Banana Man | Agricultural Biodiversity | Scoop.it
SUMMER BOOKS: Sam Zemurray overthrew governments, may have had Huey Long killed and helped get Israel recognized. Let’s just say he wasn’t your typical Jewish banana guy. (Hey, Mr.
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CGIAR and Rio+20

CGIAR at Rio+20 Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Blog http://t.co/q7VJYm0i #yam...

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